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IAGM 2014, Barnstaple.

 The Return of the Missee Lee

The TARS 2014 IAGM May 23rd – 26th at The Barnstaple Hotel


In 2014, TARS will recreate the world of the South China Seas and Missee Lee in the mouth of the Bristol Channel and with a sea voyage to the Isle of Lundy. The International Annual General Meeting will be based at the Barnstaple Hotel, Braunton Road, Barnstaple from 23rd to 26th May.


The Hotel is situated alongside the newly built bridge over the Taw just downstream of the town of Barnstaple, and close to the beaches of North Devon, the town and the Tarka Trail. The Hotel offers an on-site Health & Leisure Club, with heated indoor and outdoor pools, cutting edge gym and a range of alternative therapies. As well as our trip to Lundy, we plan to offer both cycling and walking on the Tarka Trail and a visit to Lynton, Lynmouth and the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway. Details of Bed & Breakfasts, other hotels in the Brend group, and camping & caravan sites are given on page vii.



Rail: Barnstaple Station is close to the Hotel (walkable or a short taxi ride). To get to Barnstaple take the train from Exeter St.David’s, which is accessible from Bristol, London Paddington, London Waterloo, York, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Leeds and Southampton.

Coaches: Barnstaple is accessible from Lincoln, Leicester, Birmingham, Cheltenham, Bristol, Taunton and London.

The nearest airport is Exeter International.


By road: take the A361 from Junction 27 on the M5. As you approach Barnstaple, take the A361 towards Braunton over the new bridge. At the end of the Taw Bridge, turn left at the second set of traffic lights and immediately turn left into the hotel access road.



There will be an overnight camp for juniors, starting on Sunday afternoon and finishing on Monday in time for the handover ceremony. On Sunday we will have a forest schools session with opportunities to work with willow and learn more about plants, trees and wildlife. Campers need to bring sleeping bags, overnight gear, waterproofs etc. Please indicate whether you will bring a tent or need to share with someone else. Juniors under 8 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. We will be having a barbecue on Sunday night so please indicate if any campers have a special diet. Breakfast will also be provided.



It will be late afternoon / early evening sailing on either Saturday or Sunday, because of the tide.

There will be an opportunity to sail, with skipper, in either:

  • Jez-y-belle, a two-masted 15ft Appledore Ford’s lugger, with white hull and red sails, for sailing around the Barnstaple and Bideford estuary, with up to four people (including children);
  • Patron, an ocean-going yacht, for out to sea across the bar, for up to five people (no children).

The cost will be between £20 to £30 per person depending on the length of the trip.

Please express an interest on the booking form if you would like to participate.



Things to do

During the weekend, Tars will have the opportunities to walk, cycle, explore, talk and sail. Take the trip to Lundy on Saturday and then do a much or as little exploring as you like. There is much to do on the island including bird watching, walking, rock pooling and sitting on the beach. It has interesting wildlife, history and geology. It is a site of Special Scientific Interest and the water surrounding the island is the first Marine Conservation Zone.

On Sunday we will have the opportunity to visit Lynton and Lynmouth, two villages joined by the funicular Cliff Railway which is powered by water and is over 120 years old. There are many things to do in Lynmouth including the museum, model railway, flood memorial hall and beaches. There are also walks around the Valley of the Rocks and Watersmeet. On the way to Lynmouth is the narrow gauge Lynton & Barnstaple Railway, which offers a two mile round trip between the stations of Woody Bay and Killington Lane Hall.

There will also be walking or cycling on the Tarka Trail (bikes available) or a walk from Mortehoe.




Barnstaple is a market town ideally placed to explore the beaches and coasts of north Devon and also the rugged landscapes of Exmoor. It has two museums, parks, shopping centre, Leisure centre and right next to the hotel a bowling and artificial ice skating attraction. In Elizabethan times The Great Quay area in Barnstaple provided five ships against the Spanish Armada. Butcher’s Row and the Pannier Market, built in 1855, are well worth a visit with a market on most days. Pilton, the oldest suburb of Barnstaple, is just a short walk from the hotel. Alfred the Great created a Burth (fortified town) here, one of only four in Devon.


The Tarka Trail (named after Henry Williamson’s Tarka the Otter) is easily accessible from the hotel for cycling and walking.


The beaches of Saunton, Croyde, Wollacombe and Putsborough are just a few miles away.


Braunton Burrows, owned by the Christie family for more than 350 years, is one of the finest sand dune systems in the northern hemisphere. It is an amazingly rich habitat with hundreds of species of flowering plants.


Just a few miles from Barnstaple is the spectacular countryside of the Exmoor National Park. A paradise for nature lovers, offering a variety of flora and abundant rare wildlife including red deer, wild ponies and several birds of prey. It is a unique landscape of moorland, woodland, valleys and farmland with many villages to explore including Oare in the Doone Valley





TARS Reception opens at 1600. Please do NOT arrive before then (although Tars who are staying at The Barnstaple Hotel will be able to check into their room earlier, as indicated by the hotel).

Day visitors are very welcome, but need to pre-book and not just turn up! There is a fee for registration plus the cost of any meals.


IAGM DELEGATE BADGE Please wear your IAGM badge at all times when in The Hotel, as the Hotel is kindly allowing all TARS delegates (whether resident at the Hotel or not) full use of the residents’ facilities.

  • All IAGM locations for meals and meetings are on the ground floor.
  • The Arlington Suite will be the main room for most events.
  • The Pilton Room will have the IAGM Reception and Help Desks, the TARS Bookstall & Library Stall and the Nancy Blackett Stall.
  • The Ashford Suite will be the site for the Juniors’ YAMEN (Outlaws’ Den).


IAGM CAR PARKING will be available in the car parks in front of and to the rear of the hotel.


SHIP’S DOGS are welcome at off-site activities (on land) but are NOT allowed in the hotel (apart from Guide Dogs).


PRE-BOOKED ACTIVITIES are payable via the booking form.

NB: The Lundy trip is now bookable only via the booking form (rather than by letter to Christopher Kirwin).


OFF-SITE ACTIVITIES – please advise participation when booking.


THE SUSAN CUP COMPETITION In addition to the traditional Dick Callum Cup on the final evening, we plan to re-introduce the Susan Cup on the first evening. This cup is for the Best Decorated Cake, so please bring your entries with you to be judged (and probably scoffed!) during the Official Welcome on Friday evening.


THE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION The Trustees have decided to encourage a competition for the ‘best photo of a TARS event’. These will be exhibited and judged at the Saturday evening Chinese Dinner. Please send your entries to Susan Gouldbourne, Lothlorien, Gunn, Barnstaple, EX32 7NZ as soon as possible. Late entries will be accepted until 1900 on the evening.


THE LYNMOUTH OUTING There will be a cost for those wishing to go on the Cliff Railway and the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway. Please register your interest on the booking form and then pay on the day as there may be a discount for large parties.


Programme Information


Friday 23rd May

1600                        Registration begins. The TARS Library and the Nancy Blackett Stalls will be open. Work commences on Dragon making in the Junior’s Yamen (Outlaws’ Den)

1630 – 1730            Latin Class 1 (generally for Lundy people)

1800 – 1930            Dinner

1945 – 2000            Official Welcome

2000 – 2015            Judging and Presentation of the Susan Cup

2015 – 2100            Talk:


Saturday 24th May

0730 – 0930            Breakfast (afterwards, collect packed lunches, if ordered)

0815                        Registration continues

0900                        Depart by coach to Ilfracombe for Lundy embarkation. (Return time to be advised.)

1000                        Sail for Lundy. (Return sail time to be advised.)

(In the event of inclement weather, alternative activities will be organised.)

1000                        Privately organised alternative activities commence.

1730 – 1830            Latin Class 2 (for non-Lundy people)

1900                        ETA at hotel for Lundy coach from Ilfracombe

1930 – 2030            Chinese Dinner (chopsticks preferred)

2045 – 2130            Talk on Lundy by Simon Dell

followed by judging and presentation of the Photographic Competition prizes.


Sunday 25th May

0800 – 0930            Breakfast (afterwards, collect packed lunches, if ordered)

1000                        Sunday activities:


  • Tarka Trail – walks towards Saunton and/or towards Instow/Bideford/Appledore.
  • Tarka Trail – cycling towards Saunton and/or towards Instow/Bideford/Appledore and beyond!
  • A led walk on the North Devon Coast: 8m starting from Mortehoe.
  • Day trip to Lynton – Watersmeet / Lynmouth / Cliff Railway / Lynton & Barnstaple Railway.
  • Exploration of Saunton Sands, Braunton Burrows, Croyde Bay, Clovelly, Arlington Court, Dartington Glass.


1500                        Junior Tars’ Activities or Overnight Camp

1715 – 1800            Service of Worship in the Arlington Suite.

1800 – 1930            Dinner – Carvery

2000 – 2130            Quiz – The Dick Callum Cup


Monday 26th May

0800 – 0930            Breakfast (afterwards, collect packed lunches, if ordered)

0945 – 1200            Annual General Meeting, followed by Members’ Forum

0945 – 1200            Junior Tars’ activities continue

1300 – 1315            Thanks and Handover                   Farewell and Adieu to you…

1400 – 1530            Board of Trustees Meeting


Booking Information



Full W/e     2 days  1 day

£35            £25      £10      Adults

£20            £12      £6        Students (16-25 in full-time education at 1st June 2014)

£10            £5        Nil        Juniors (under 16 at 1st June 2014)


  • Please use the loose white booking form enclosed in Signals and send it with a cheque for the full amount to David Middleton, 9 Merrow Avenue, Poole, Dorset, BH12 1PY.
  • Payments must be in Pounds (£) Sterling with cheques made payable to TARS SW Region IAGM a/c. The Society pays no bank charges on amounts remitted by cheque.
  • Overseas Tars (and others) may pay their fees by PayPal. Access the PayPal page on the TARS website at or simply type “paypal” into the search box and follow the instructions. N.B.: PayPal deducts a fee at the Society’s end of the transaction (ca 3.5% + 20p; plus an additional 2.5% for transactions outside Europe) and the National Treasurer asks Tars to amend the amounts to be paid accordingly. Payment may be by a PayPal account or credit card.
  • When booking meals, please use the reverse of the form to record whether you have any special dietary requirements owing to health issues, faith or lifestyle choices, so we can request suitable dishes for you.
  • If you have any medical or mobility issues that you would like us, or the Hotel, to be aware of, please also record these on the reverse of the form or on an extra sheet of paper. It is possible to stay all one’s time at the Hotel on the ground floor.
  • You are asked to complete the boxes for free activities as an expression of interest. You will neither be committed to attending those you have marked nor precluded from any you have not, but it will assist us in planning seating, resources needed etc., if we have a rough idea of numbers.
  • Any bookings made after 30th April 2014 are subject to a £20 late booking fee.
  • Attendance at just the AGM on Monday 26th May 2014 is free. If this applies to you, we would appreciate you returning the form with no payment, but clearly stating your intention to attend just the AGM.
  • Please also complete the duplicate booking form on page viii as a record of the meals and activities you have requested AND bring this with you to the IAGM – it should help save any confusion for both yourself and the South Western team.


  • For the purposes of the 2014 IAGM, Juniors are regarded as children aged under 16.
    Children aged 16 or 17 are regarded as students.
  • Junior Tars participation in some activities (e.g. Junior Tars’ Camp) will mean that Juniors might not be accompanied by their parents or guardians on that activity, so a Junior Consent Form will be required. In this case please either enclose completed forms or indicate on the booking form the number of consent forms required. (Juniors under 8 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, so no form is needed for them.)
  • Parents or guardians of those under 18 are also asked to sign the form in the boxes shown to indicate whether they give consent for any photographs of their children taken at the IAGM to be used afterwards either in TARS publications or on the TARS website. Please note that consent is automatically assumed for entries to the Photographic Competition.


Accommodation Information


Book by telephone at 01271 376221


The IAGM venue is The Barnstaple Hotel, Braunton Road, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1LE

01271 376221   

or to make reservations:


The hotel is situated on the left of the A361. After the Taw Bridge, turn left at the second set of traffic lights and then immediately turn left into the hotel access road.


The hotel is offering a special IAGM Bed & Breakfast rate for the period 23rd to 26th May of £50 pppn, £70 single pppn. The hotel is offering the discounted room rate to guests who are extending their stay.

There are special rates for families – please contact Christopher Kirwin for details:

Tars staying at The Barnstaple Hotel are responsible to the hotel for settling their room account.

Lunches and dinners are payable in advance via the TARS booking form.


Other Brend Group hotels in Barnstaple

  • The Royal Fortescue Hotel       01271 342289
  • The Park Hotel             01271 372166
  • The Imperial Hotel                    01271 345861



Camping and Caravaning


  • We have arranged a 30% discount from Tarka Holiday Park, only one mile from the hotel.
    01271 343691   
    Please quote TARS as a reference.



Bed &Breakfasts:


  • Crossways, Pottington Road, Barnstaple EX31 1JH
    01271 379120


  • No 2 Broadgate, Bellaire, Pitton, Barnstaple EX31 1QX
    01271 327260


  • The Old Vicarage, Barbican Terrace, Barnstaple EX32 9HQ
    01271 328504


Tourist Information Centres (TICs) in the area:


  • Barnstaple TIC, The Square, Barnstaple EX32 8LN
    01271 375000   


  • Ilfracombe TIC, The Promenade, Ilfracombe EX34 9BZ
    01271 863001   


  • Braunton Bakehouse Centre, Caen Street, Braunton EX33 1AA
    01271 816400   


For Booking form, click here for a pdf copy, complete, and post with your remittance, to David Middleton



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The First Mate’s Log – Robin Collingwood

Review by Tim Johns

When I was still at school I was persuaded by a remarkable history teacher to read R.G. Collingwood’s The Idea of History. I’m not sure how much I understood of the book (and today, I’m even more unsure how well I understand it), but at the age of eighteen I was greatly impressed by the author’s depth of knowledge and power of argument. I had no idea then that as Robin Collingwood he had been a close friend of Arthur Ransome, my favourite childhood author, and indeed had camped with Ransome on Peel Island and raced him on Coniston in a small dinghy named Swallow. Once I had discovered the Ransome link, I found that I was not alone in finding Collingwood’s intellect a shade intimidating. In 1917, writing from Petrograd to his mother who had invited Robin Collingwood to dinner, AR imagined the occasion:The problem for the modern reader, as for his contemporaries, is that it can be difficult to get past that ‘steel blue and polished manner’ to the human being beneath the surface. He had an astonishingly wide range of interests: as a philosopher he wrote on the philosophy of history, on political philosophy, on the philosophy of religion, and on aesthetics.

…you have watched Robin’s steel blue and polished manner with which he always enters upon such functions, turn to softer metal and even to cheerful remnants of Rugby, as humanity makes itself felt. (Signalling from Mars p. 56)

In addition he was an historian and archaeologist of distinction, being joint author of the Oxford History of Roman Britain. Yet even in his Autobiography he remains a rather remote figure: he is concerned with the development of his ideas, and there is no mention of his personal life – of his sisters, for example, let alone his friend Arthur Ransome. The book in which we get closest to Robin Collingwood the man is The First Mate’s Log, which has similarities to – and also differences from – another famous cruise book, Racundra’s First Cruise.The First Mate’s Log contains enough information about wind and weather and tide, about courses set and landfalls made, to satisfy the most demanding of fellow mariners. Yet what one remembers above all is the picture of a community of high-spirited, intelligent young men discovering the Mediterranean, and Greece in particular, for the first time.

Much of the book is taken up with a description of the numerous faults of what turned out to be an extremely ill-maintained boat, and how those faults were tackled and, in most cases, finally conquered. The standing rigging was in an appalling state, and needed a complete overhaul, work which went on throughout the voyage. The gangway turned out to be unusable until repaired. The engines (there were two: a diesel used for propulsion and a petrol engine that drove the generator and supplied compressed air for the diesel) failed time and time again. The water tanks sprang a leak which had to be repaired. And finally the boat’s propeller shaft broke as she was approaching the end of her voyage. In dealing with these recurrent crises the crew, with the first mate to the fore, showed great ingenuity: this is the book for anyone who believes that philosophers thrive only in ivory towers far removed from the practical concerns of everyday life. Particularly noteworthy are Collingwood’s description of the method of calculating the capacity of a ship’s water tanks (a technical description to set against the swinging of the ship in Racundra’s First Cruise) and his account of how he constructed an azimuth compass from an old box compass, together with pieces of cardboard and sticking-plaster).

At two points in the voyage Collingwood exercises his philosophical muscle. Pondering the disappointment of Americans who come to Britain on Rhodes scholarships, expecting Oxford to be a “bigger and better Harvard”, he explores the differences between English and American university education. And when the ship puts in at the island of Santorini, he visits the monastery of the prophet Elijah, an experience which leads him to consider, and reject, the argument that criticises the monastic life on the grounds of its lack of ‘social utility.’

One incident that takes place when the Fleur de Lys puts in at Stromboli is likely to catch the immediate attention of members of the Arthur Ransome Society:

…although it was nine o’clock our mountaineering party had not yet shown up. Soon afterwards we saw one of them swimming off to the ship with his clothes held in one hand like Julius Caesar at Alexandria. I have often tried to do this in fresh water, but have always failed; the nearest I remember to it was when I was camping with a friend on Peel Island many years ago (you mustn’t now, it is National Trust property and therefore less accessible to the public than it was in the bad old days when it belonged to the Duke of Buccleugh) and a sister of mine swam across with the proofs of my friend’s latest book tied on the top of her head. (pp. 31-2)

The ‘friend’ here is of course Arthur Ransome, whose Autobiography supplies detail to fill out Collingwood’s account: the sister was Ursula Collingwood; the book was Ransome’s on Edgar Allan Poe; the year was 1910; and Robin helped with the correction of the proofs.

…I suggest a comfortable chair, The First Mate’s Log to hand and a bottle of good naval grog to fortify the reader for the journey.

There are dark notes in the background of this happy cruise from the approach of the Second World War, a war that Collingwood himself, who died in 1943, was not to survive. Nevertheless it is hard to resist the cheerful conclusion of the Introduction by the Collingwood scholar Peter Johnson to this reissue of The First Mate’s Log:


  • Portrait of Robin Collingwood – Histroiefilosofi, Helsinki (web site)
  • Fleur de Lys – The First Mate’s Log

The Siege at Peking – Peter Fleming

Sample entry from the TARS library catalogue

The Author

Born in 1907 in London, son of an MP. Edited the school paper at Eton and then achieved a First in English at Oxford in 1929. Journalist and travel writer; husband of the actress Celia Johnson and brother of Ian Fleming. Widely travelled, often as a special correspondent of The Times. In the Second World War he served in the Grenadier Guards and was mentioned in despatches. His books include Brazilian Adventure, News from Tartary, The Flying Visit and Bayonets to Lhasa.

The Book

Highly readable, evocative account of the Boxer Rising, a complex, fascinating and mysterious situation. The diplomats and the missionaries, thrown together by circumstance, were as foreign to each other as were the many nationalities involved. Fleming describes the missionaries as ‘dim, dedicated, sacrificial figures’ while the Legations’ staff and politicians are shrewdly analysed. Jessie Ransome is one of the many quoted sources.

The Copies AR’s copy from 1959, now at Fullerton, contained a few notes. We have a 1960 Book Union edition. Hb/Dj. 225pp. TARS.


The book is dedicated ‘to Rupert Hart-Davis, my old friend’. AR reviewed Fleming’s A Forgotten Journey in the Spectator, 8th November, 1952. The two men were friends. After a long and exciting day receiving his CBE, celebrating and dining, AR went finally to the Garrick to play billiards with Fleming. AR retained the full range of Fleming’s books in his library; Invasion 1940 is a presentation copy by the author to AR inscribed ‘to the glory of slosh’. Correspondence from Fleming to AR survives – almost always trying to set up a game of chess: 14th October 1949, Fleming to AR from Henley on Thames: ‘My dear Spindlecue’ pulverize you at chess ‘see no prospect of visiting your barbarous and prudently obscure hide-out this season.’ (Brotherton)

Index of Books

Complete index of Books currently in the TARS library

Up-to-date as of spring 2016

For each title, the year of the Catalogue in which it appears is shown first, followed by the page number. A very few copies of some of the Catalogues are available to buy at a cost of £5 including p&p. From 2010 onwards, the year of the Update in the spring edition of Signals in which it appears follows the entry.

(CM) after the reference indicates a Carnegie Medal winner.

(ML) after the reference indicates a Mariners Library title.

[ ] indicates ‘Own and loan’ item no longer available, or item missing

Abercrombie, Lascelles Principles of English prosody, 2002/11
The theory of poetry, 2002/11
Romanticism, 2002/11
The idea of great poetry, 2002/12
The poems of, 2003/13
An essay towards a theory of art, 2003/13Deborah, 2012
Adams, Richard Watership Down, 2009/11 (CM)
Plague Dogs, 2010
Agar, Capt. Augustus, VC, DSO Baltic episode, 2004/17
Alexander, Ted Ransome in Estonia, 2014
Alexander, Ted Ransome in the Baltic, 2016
Alexander, Ted and Verizhnikova, Tatiana Ransome in Russia, 2012
Alington, Adrian The amazing test match crime, 2007/11
Allen, Agnes The story of your house, 2010 (CM)
Allen, S. E. Natural history of the district around Grange-over-Sands, 2012
Allingham, Margery The mysterious Mr Campion: an Allingham omnibus, 2013
Almond, David Skellig, 2004/17 (CM)
Altounyan, Ernest Ornament of honour, 2004/17
Altounyan Memorial Symposium, The Roger 2009/11
Altounyan, Taqui In Aleppo Once, 2003/13
Through the years in the Middle East, 2006/13
Chimes from a wooden bell, 2007/11
In Aleppo once, Amazon Publications ed., 2011
Amazon Publications Illustrating Arthur Ransome, 2005/23

The best of childhood, 2012

Jibbooms and bobstays, 2013

Andersen, Hans Christian The complete fairy tales, 2002/12
Andersen, Lis Lis sails the Atlantic, 2002/12 (ML)
Anderson, Douglas A. (ed.) Tales before Narnia: the roots of modern fantasy and science fiction, 2015
Armstrong, Richard Sea change, 2010 (CM)
Babington-Smith, Constance John Masefield: a life, 2005/35
Baddeley, M. J. B. The English Lake District, 2000/11
BB’ (D. J. Watkins-Pitchford) The little grey men, 2007/11 (CM)

Down the bright stream, 2015

The quiet fields, 2015

Baden-Powell, Sir Robert Scouting for boys, 2010
Balchin, Dr John The David Hillyard story, 2008/15
Ball, Charles Coots in the north: including the chapters completed by Arthur Ransome with additional material by Charles Ball (MS), 2010

Prospectors afloat (MS), 2008/15

Ballantyne, R. M. Coral island, 2012
The dog Crusoe, 2012
Barker, Keith In the realms of gold: the story of the Carnegie Medal, 2015

Outstanding books for children and young people: the L.A. guide to Carnegie/Greenaway winners 1937-1997, 2015

Barne, Kitty Visitors from London, 2011 (CM)
Barratt, Mary Oak swill basket-making in the Lake District, 2011
Battiscombe, Georgina Charlotte Mary Yonge: the story of an uneventful life, 2015
Bawden, T. A., L. S. Garrad,

J. K. Qualtrough and
W. J. Scatchard

A preliminary study of the industrial archaeology of the Isle of Man, 2012
Bell, Brian Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, agricultural engineers: a history of their products, 2013
Belloc, Hillaire On sailing the sea, 2007/12 (ML)
Bennett, Arnold Anna of the five towns, 2014

Helen with the high hand, 2014

Hilda Lessways, 2014

These twain, 2014

Riceyman steps, 2015

A great man, 2016

The old wives’ tale, 2016

The regent, 2016

Benson, C. E. Crag and hound in Lakeland, 2015
Berry, John Discovering Swallows & Ransomes, 2006/13
Berverova, Nina  Moura – The dangerous life of the Baroness Budberg, 2008/15
Beverly, Ann The runaway four, 2016
Bird, Dennis Swallows & Co., 2008/16
Birds in Cumbria Spring 1983 ed., 2012
Birmingham, George A. Spanish gold, 2008/16
Bissett, Sir James Sail ho! My early years at sea, 2007/12 (ML)
Bodger, Joan How the heather looks, 2008/16
Bodman, Janet Lake District stone walls, 2012
Boldrewood, Rolf Robbery under arms, 2007/13
Bone, David William Landfall at sunset, 2005/17
Bone, David William The brassbounder: a tale of the sea, 2016
Boston, Lucy A stranger at Green Knowe, 2007/13 (CM)
Bottomley, Gordon Poems and plays, 2005/17
Boucher, David (ed.) Collingwood studies (vol. 1), 2011
Boucher, David and
Haddock, Bruce (eds.)
Collingwood studies (vol. 3), 2009/11
Collingwood studies (vols 2,5,6), 2011
Boucher, David, Bruce Haddock and Andrew Vincent Collingwood and British Idealism Studies (vols 7,8,9), 2012
Boulton, Helen M. Bats at twilight, 2013

Bess, 2013

Josephine Crewe, 2012

Bowker, R. M, and S. A. Budd Make your own sails: a handbook for the amateur and professional sailmaker, 2016
Bowler, Tim River boy, 2004/18 (CM)
Boyce, Frank Cottrell Millions, 2011 (CM)
Bradley, A. G. Highways and byways in the Lake District, 2013
Bragg, Melvin Land of the lakes, 2009/12
Brassey, Mrs A voyage in the Sunbeam, 2006/13
Breslin, Theresa Whispers in the graveyard, 2007/13 (CM)
Bridges, Antony Modern salmon fishing, 2002/13
Bridges, Robert The spirit of man, 2012
Brogan, Hugh The life of Arthur Ransome, 2006/14
Ransome’s kingdom, (Countryman) 2009/12
Signalling from Mars (ed.), 2009/12
The life of Arthur Ransome (uncorrected proof), 2011
Brooks, Kevin The bunker diary, 2015 (CM)
Brooks, J. A. Ghosts and legends of the Lake District, 2011
Brown, Ivor I give you my word, 2000/11
Just another word, 2004/18Winter in London, 2015

London, 2016

Brown, Winifred Duffers on the deep, 2000/11
Browne, Sir Thomas The Works of (Vol. 1), 2004/19
Bryhn, Schyberg, Oestmoen Round the world with Ho-Ho, 2001/12
Buhet, Gil The honey siege, 2003/14
Bullen, Frank T. Cruise of the Cachalot, 2005/18
Burgess, Melvin Junk, 2011 (CM)
Burkett, Mary Old photographs of the Lake District, 2009/13
William Green of Ambleside (ed.), 2009/13
Burton, Hester Time of trial, 2001/12 (CM)
Butler, Hugh Middleton A Kirkstall Forge romance, 2001/12
Butts, Dennis and Hunt, Peter How did Long John Silver lose his leg? And twenty-six other mysteries of children’s literature, 2014
Calder, Jenni RLS: a life study, 2014
Canton, James Out of Essex: re-imagining a literary landscape, 2014
Canton, William The invisible playmate; W.V. her book; In memory of W.V. etc., 2015
Carlyle, Thomas The French Revolution: a history. Vol.1, 2014

Sartor resartus: the life and opinions of Herr Teufelsdröckh, 2014

Carpenter, Humphrey and Prichard, Mary The Oxford companion to children’s literature, 2002/13
Carr, Frank Sailing barges, 2001/13
Carroll, Lewis The story of Sylvie and Bruno, 2011
Carter, David Arthur Ransome’s railways, 2006/14
Chambers, Aiden Postcards from No Man’s Land, 2005/18 (CM)
Chambers, Roland The last Englishman: the double life of Arthur Ransome, 2014
Chance, John Newton The devil in Greenlands: A small matter of life and death, 2007/14
Chandler, Raymond The big sleep, 2005/18
Chang, Jung Mme Sun Yat-sen, 2006/15
Chatterton, E. Keble Down Channel in the Vivette, 2000/24

The ship under sail, 2001/17

Seamen all, 2016

Chauncy, Nan They found a cave, 2015
Cheyney, Peter You’d be surprised, 2000/12
Knave takes queen, 2007/14
Lemmy Caution Omnibus, 2009/13
Chichester, Francis Alone across the Atlantic, 2000/12

Along the clipper way, 2016

The romantic challenge, 2016

Childers, Erskine The riddle of the sands, 2000/12 (ML)
Christie, Agatha Five little pigs, 2003/15
The Listerdale mystery, 2003/15
The murder of Roger Ackroyd, 2004/19Sparkling cyanide, 2013
Clare, T. Archaeological sites of the Lake District, 2011
Clark, Miles High endeavours, 2004/20
Clarke, Pauline The twelve and the genii, 2002/14 (CM)
Clemens, Clara My father Mark Twain, 2002/14
Clements, Rex A gypsy of the Horn, 2007/15 (ML)
Coles, K. Adlard Sailing years, 2004/20
Close-hauled, 2005/19
Sailing days, 2005/19
In broken water, 2009/14
Sailing and cruising, 2009/14Heavy weather sailing, 2016
Collingwood, Jeremy A Lakeland saga: the story of the Collingwood and Altounyan family in Coniston and Aleppo, 2013
Collingwood, R. G. Principles of art, 2003/16
An autobiography, 2004/21
The First Mate’s log, 2004/21
The new leviathan, 2004/21
Collingwood, W. G. The bondwoman, 2000/13
[The life and death of Cormac the Skald, 2000/13]
Dutch Agnes her valentine, 2000/14
The Lake Counties, 2000/14
The likeness of King Elfwald, 2000/14
[Northumbrian crosses of pre-Norman Age, 2000/15]
Scandinavian Britain, 2000/15
Thorstein of the Mere, 2000/15
Life of Ruskin, 2002/14
King William the wanderer, 2007/15
Coniston tales, 2009/14
Lake District history, 2009/14
Elizabethan Keswick, 2009/15Dutch Agnes her Valentine, 2012
Collingwood, W. G. and Stefánsson, Jón W. G. Collingwood’s letters from Iceland: travels in Iceland 1897, edited by Mike and Kate Lea, 2014
Colton, J. Ferrell Last of the square-rigged ships, 2016
Colwell, Eileen (ed.) Humblepuppy and other stories for telling: with notes on how to tell them, 2016
Concise series of guides, The No. 1 The English Lake district: including Furness Abbey, Shap Spa, Seascale, etc., etc., 2013
Conrad, Joseph The mirror of the sea/A personal record, 2003/16
Sea stories, 2011 (ML)The secret agent: a simple tale, 2013

Under western eyes, 2013

Heart of darkness and other stories, 2016

Cooke, Francis B. Single handed cruising, 2005/20
Weekend yachting, 2009/15
Sailing, 2009/15
Cooper, James Fenimore Gleanings in Europe (VolumeTwo – Europe), 2001/13
Coote, Jack H. Down the wind, 2006/1
Coots in the north competition entries Competition entries (x 5) by Charles H. Ball, ‘Cabin girl’, Chlup Miloṧ, Paul S. Thicke, George Wray, 2010
Cornwall, I. W. The making of man, 2012 (CM)
Courlander, Harold The king’s drum, 2008/17
Course, Captain A. G. A seventeenth-century mariner, 2014
Coward, T. A. The birds of the British Isles and their eggs: first series comprising families Corvidae to Sulidae, 2014

The birds of the British Isles and their eggs: second series comprising the families anatidae to phasianidae, 2015

The birds of the British Isles: third series comprising their migration and habits and observations on our rarer visitants, 2015

Cowen, John A Ransome bookcase, 2011
Cowper, Frank Sailing tours, Parts I, II and IV, 2011
Cowton, Geoff Over the hills & far away, 2006/15
Creech, Sharon Ruby Holler, 2011 (CM)
Crisp, Paul Drawn at a venture: the Saturday articles of Arthur Ransome from 1929 to 1932 together with their background, the history of such articles and their writers, ancient, contemporary and modern, 2015
Crosby, Kate Ponies at Seven Islands Farm, illustrated by G. B. McIntosh, 2015
Cross, Gillian Wolf, 2005/20
Crossley-Holland, Kevin Storm, 2008/17 (CM)
Crouch, Marcus The Nesbit tradition, 2000/15
Crowe, Bill and Crowe, Phyllis Heaven, hell and salt water, 2009/16 (ML)
Cruising Guide Norfolk broads and rivers (Map), 2002/15
Dana, R. H. Two years before the mast, 2010
Danks, Geoffrey Fact and fiction: Reality and the Lake District according to Arthur Ransome, 2002/15
Davies, G. Christopher The Swan and her crew, 2001/14
The handbook to the rivers and broads of Norfolk and Suffolk, 2006/16
Davies, Hunter The good guide to the Lakes, 2012
Davison, Ann The last voyage, 2011
Dawson, John Torver, 2012
Wordsworth’s Duddon revisited, 2012
Daykin, Lilian The spliced rope, 2013
Dean, Christopher Dorothy L. Sayers in Galloway, 2015
Defoe, Daniel Robinson Crusoe, 2013
de la Mare, Walter Collected stories for children, 2009/16 (CM)
de Selincourt, Aubrey The book of the sea, 2007/15
Family afloat, 2007/16
One good tern, 2010Calicut lends a hand, 2011

The Channel shore, 2011

Kestrel, 2011

Micky, 2011

One more summer, 2011

The raven’s nest, 2011
Three green bottles, 2011

Sailing: a guide for everyman, 2016

Delmore, Elizabeth A Cumbrian year, 2011
Devine, Eric Midget Magellans, 2001/14
Dickinson, Peter Tulku, 2010 (CM)
City of gold, 2012(CM)
Dingle, Rodney Distilled enthusiasms, 2007/16
Renewed enthusiasms, 2011Roger: the life and distinguished achievements of Dr Roger Altounyan, 2016
Diocese of Carlisle Rydal Hall, 2012
Dodds, James ABC of boat bits: an introduction to sailing a winkle brig, 2015
Doggart, James A meditation on Arthur Ransome (manuscript), 2010
Doherty, Berlie Dear Nobody, 2008/18 (CM)
Granny was a buffer girl, 2010 (CM)
Donnelly, Jennifer A gathering light, 2010 (CM)
Doorly, Eleanor Radium woman, 2008/18 (CM)
Dowd, Siobhan Bog child, 2010 (CM)
Doyle, Brian, comp. and ed. The who’s who of children’s literature, 2014
Drabble, Margaret A writer’s Britain, 2000/16
Drabble, Margaret and Stringer, Jenny (eds.) The concise Oxford companion to English literature, 2013
Drummond, Maldwin The riddle, 2009/17
Dukes, Sir Paul, KBE The story of ‘ST 25’, 2004/22

Red dusk and the morrow: adventures and investigations in Red Russia, 2016

Durrell, Gerald The Bafut beagles, 2001/15
The drunken forest, 2002/16
The whispering land, 2002/16My family and other animals, 2016

A zoo in my luggage, 2016

Dutt, William A. Highways and byways of East Anglia, 2007/16
Eccleshare, Julia Beatrix Potter to Harry Potter, 2008/18
Eckert, R. P. Edward Thomas – a biography and bibliography, 2007/16
Eddison, E. R. The worm Ouroboros, 2000/16
Mistress of mistresses, 2003/17A fish dinner in Memison, 2015

The Mezentian gate, 2015

Edinburgh World city of literature Trust Great Scott!, 2015
Edmundson, Helen (adapted by, with songs by Neil Hannon) Swallows and Amazons, 2013
Edwards, John H. Edward Baker Boulton: Australia’s forgotten artist, 2015
Edwards, Owen Dudley British children’s fiction in the Second World War, 2010
Eglinton, Edmund The last of the sailing coasters, 2004/22
Ellam, Patrick and
Mudie, Colin
Sopranino, 2008/19 (ML)
Ellis, E. A. The Broads, 2006/16
Emerson, Ralph Waldo English traits and Representative men, 2000/17
Euwe, Dr M. From my chess games (1920-1937), 2006/17
Ewing, Juliana Horatia The Ewing omnibus, 2002/16
Farjeon, Eleanor A nursery in the nineties, 2000/17
The little bookroom, 2004/23 (CM)
Edward Thomas – the last four years, 2005/21Nursery rhymes of London town, illus. by Macdonald Gill, 2013
Ferguson, Harry Operation Kronstadt, 2012
Findlay, Jessie Patrick In the steps of R. L. S., 2014
Findlay, Kirsty Nichol (ed.) Arthur Ransome’s long-lost study of Robert Louis Stevenson, 2013
Fine, Anne Goggle eyes, 2003/17 (CM)
Flour babies, 2005/21 (CM)
Fine, Reuben The ideas behind the chess openings, 2006/17
Fisher, Margery Intent upon reading, 2008/19
Fitzroy, Olivia Steer by the stars, 2014
Flaubert, Gustave Madame Bovary, 2000/18
Fleming, Peter The siege at Peking, 2004/23
Bayonets to Lhasa, 2006/18
News from Tartary, 2011Brazilian adventure: a quest into the heart of the Amazon, 2015
Forbes, Rosita Sir Henry Morgan, 2000/18
Forester, C. S. The earthly paradise, 2016
Foss, Hubert Books about music – A reader’s guide, 2006/18
Foster, Cecil 1,700 miles in open boats, 2008/19 (ML)
Foulds, Elfrida Vipont The lark on the wing, 2010 (CM)
Fox, Frank Finland today, 2012
Fox, Uffa Sailing, seamanship and yacht construction, 2008/20
France, Anatole On life and letters, 2004/23
Fraser, Eugenie The house by the Dvina, 2010
The Dvina remains, 2010
Fraser, Maxwell Companion into Lakeland, 2013
Fraser, Nelson Great Northern? (article in Scots Magazine, 2003), 2010
Gaiman, Neil The graveyard book, 2013 (CM)
Gardner, Sally Maggot moon, 2014 (CM)
Garfield, Leon and
Blishen, Edward
The god beneath the sea, 2009/17 (CM)
Garner, Alan The owl service, 2002/17 (CM)
Garnett, David Lady into fox, 2008/20
Garnett, Eve The family from One End Street, 2003/17 (CM)
Garvin, Viola Gerard Dedication, 2008/20
Gatty, Harold Nature is your guide, 2008/21
George, Joan Merchants in exile: The Armenians in Manchester, England, 1835-1935, 2006/18
Gerbault, Alain The fight of the Firecrest, 2007/17 (ML)
In quest of the sun, 2008/21 (ML)
Gollancz, Sir Israel Hamlet in Iceland, 2008/21
Goudge, Elizabeth The little white horse, 2001/15 (CM)
Graham, Cddr. R. D. Rough passage, 2006/19 (ML)
Graham, Cddr. R. D. and
Tew, J. E. H.
A manual for small yachts, 2006/19
Grahame, Kenneth The golden age, 2005/21
Dream days, 2005/22The wind in the willows, 2014
Green, Roger Lancelyn The luck of Troy, 2000/18
Tellers of tales, 2000/19
Andrew Lang – a critical biography, 2003/18
Grice, Frederick Folk tales of the North Country, 2006/20
Griffin, A. H. Inside the real Lakeland, 2007/17
Griffiths, Maurice The magic of the Swatchways, 2002/17
Swatchways and little ships, 2004/24
Ten small yachts, 2006/20
Yachting on a small income, 2009/17
Post war yachting, 2009/17
Grill, William Shackleton’s journey, 2016
Grimm, Jacob and
Grimm, Wilhelm
Grimms’ fairy tales, 2000/19
Grossmith, George and Grossmith, Weedon The diary of a nobody, 2003/18
Grove, Valerie So much to tell, 2013
Gunn, Neil M.  The green isle of the great deep, 2008/22
Hackforth-Jones, Gilbert The green sailors series (x10), 2010:

The green sailors

Green sailors, ahoy!

Green sailors and blue water

Green sailors and fair winds

Green sailors, beware!

Green sailors in the Caribbean

Green sailors in the Galapagos

Green sailors in the South Seas

Green sailors on holiday

Green sailors to Gibraltar

Haggard, Lilias Rider The cloak that I left, 2000/19
Haig-Thomas, David Tracks in the snow, 2008/22
Hakluyt, Richard Voyages and discoveries, 2000/20
Hall, Duncan Brambleholme summer, 2012
Hamilton & Millar Hamilton’s map and chart of the Broads, 2016
Hamilton, Molly Mary Macarthur, 2002/18
Three against fate, 2002/18
Murder in the House of Commons, 2002/18
Life sentence, 2002/19
Hammond, J. L. C.P. Scott, 2006/21
Hammond, Wayne G. Arthur Ransome – A bibliography, 2004/24
Hanley, Keith (ed.) Armitt Library Journal 1, 2012
Hanson, H. J. Ianthe cruises, 2000/20
Hardy, Sir Alister The open sea: its natural history. Part II: Fish and fisheries, 2015
Hardyment, Christina Arthur Ransome and Captain Flint’s trunk, 2005/22
Literary trails, 2006/21
Ransome on blue water sailing, 2006/21
The world of Arthur Ransome, 2013
Harker, Charles Ode to Joy: a winklebrig’s tale, 2014
Harnett, Cynthia The wool pack, 2001/15 (CM)
Harrer, Heinrich Seven years in Tibet, 2015
Harris, Rosemary The moon in the cloud, 2008/23 (CM)
Hart-Davis, Rupert [Halfway to heaven, 2000/21]
The Lyttelton Hart-Davis letters, vols 1-2, 2015, vols 3-4, 2014, [vols 5-6]
Selected letters of Oscar Wilde (ed.), 2007/17The arms of time, 2012

Hugh Walpole, 2015

Hartman, Robert About fishing, 2000/22
Hazlitt, William Table talk, 2004/25

Winterslow, 2004/25

Heaton, Peter Sailing, 2016
Heel, Suzie G. Once upon a magical Christmas Eve, 2014
Henderson, W. James C. Chris J. Ferguson (1876-1957): a Dumfries and Galloway artist, 2014
Herzog, Maurice Annapurna, 2004/26
Heyer, Georgette A blunt instrument, 2005/22
No wind of blame, 2005/23Footsteps in the dark, 2013
Heyerdahl, Thor The Kon-Tiki expedition: by raft across the South Seas, 2015
Hildebrand, Arthur Sturges Blue water, 2010
Hillary, Edmund High adventure, 2015
Hindle, Brian Paul Roads and trackways of the Lake District, 2012
Hingley, Ronald Nihilists, 2000/22
Hirst, F. W. by his friends, 2000/23
Hiscock, Eric C. Cruising under sail, 2001/16
Cruising under sail (incl. Voyaging under sail), 2007/18
The yachting year. Volume I: 1946-47, 2008/23
Let’s go cruising, 2009/18
Hitchman, Janet Such a strange lady: an introduction to Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957), 2013
Hodgson, Mary and Lunt, Lydia Excursion to Loweswater: a Lakeland visit 1865, 2015
Holland, Eric G. Coniston copper – a history, 2009/18
Coniston copper mines, 2011
Hollindale, Peter Choosing books for children, 2002/19
Hollis, Matthew Now all roads lead to France: the last years of Edward Thomas, 2013
Home, Gordon Beautiful Britain: the English Lakes, 2013
Hough, Richard The ace of clubs – A history of the Garrick, 2003/19
Housley, S. J.  Sailing made easy and comfort in small craft, 2009/18
Howard, Michael S. Jonathan Cape – publisher, 2006/22
Howard, Sidney Thames to Tahiti, 2006/22 (ML)
Howard-Williams, Jeremy Teach your child about sailing, 2016
Howe, P. P. The life of William Hazlitt, 2003/19
Howkins, Chris Trees, herbs and charcoal burners, 2012
Hoyland, Graham Last hours on Everest: the gripping story of Mallory & Irvine’s fatal ascent, 2015
Hudson, W H  A hind in Richmond Park, 2009/19
Hull, Katharine and
Whitlock, Pamela
The far-distant Oxus, 2001/16
Escape to Persia, 2003/20
Crowns, 2005/23
Oxus in summer, 2006/22
Hunt, Irvine The Lakeland pedlar, 2009/19
Old Lakeland transport, 2009/19
Hunt, John The ascent of Everest, 2015
Hunt, Peter Approaching Arthur Ransome, 2001/17
Hunter, Mollie The stronghold, 2008/23 (CM)
Huntford, Roland Nansen, 2008/23
Imray yachting charts Thames to Belgium and Holland – Imray C30, 2008/24
Walton Backwaters to Ipswich and Woodbridge – Imray Y16, 2008/24
Ingersoll, Ernest The ice queen, 2009/20
Inglis, Fred History man: the life of R. G. Collingwood, 2015
Ingoldsby, Thomas The Ingoldsby legends, 2000/23
International Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship 1989, 2006/23
Iremonger, Lucille West Indian folk-tales, 2002/19
Irving, John and
Service, Douglas
The yachtsman’s weekend book, 2002/20
Ivey, Eowyn The snow child, 2013
Jackson, Holbrook The eighteen nineties, 2007/18
Jackson, Tom Parrots, 2010
Jacobs, Joseph (coll.) Celtic fairy tales and More Celtic fairy tales, 2016
James, Henry The ambassadors, 2014

The Bostonians, 2014

The Europeans, 2014

In the cage and other stories, 2014

The beast in the jungle, 2014

Parisian sketches: letters to the New York Tribune 1875-1876, 2015

The portrait of a lady, 2015

Washington Square, 2015

Jameson, Margaret Storm Autobiography of Storm Jameson: journey from the north, vols 1 and 2, 2015

Company parade, 2015

Love in winter, 2015

None turn back, 2015

The writer’s situation and other essays, 2016

Jay, Eileen The Armitt story Ambleside, 2012
Jefferies, Richard Bevis, 2000/23
The gamekeeper at home, 2005/24
Wild life in a southern county, 2005/24
Wood magic, 2009/20The toilers of the field, 2013
Jerrold, Walter Norwich and the Broads, 2015
Johnson, Charles Lives of the most notorious pirates, 2011
Jones, David Ransome in China, 1927, 2007/19
The origins and evolution of the Peter Duck class, 2010
Jones, Eileen In Ransome’s footsteps (article in Cumbria, 2014), 2015
Jones, Griff Rhys To the Baltic with Bob, 2006/23
Jones, Julia Ghosting home, 2013

A ravelled flag, 2013

The salt-stained book, 2013

The lion of Sole Bay, 2015

Black waters, 2016

Jones, Reg Birds of Lakeland, 2012
Jukes, H. R.  Loved river, 2010
Jutsum, Capt.  Brown knots and splices, 2010
Kelly, Thomas R. A testament of devotion, 2007
Kemp, Gene The turbulent term of Tyke Tyler, 2002/20 (CM)
Kemp, Peter (ed.) The Oxford companion to ships and the sea, 2008/24
Kendall-Price, Claire In the footsteps of the Swallows and Amazons, 2009/20
Kennan, George F. Russia and the West under Lenin and Stalin, 2015
Kilvert, Francis Kilvert’s diary, 2000/24
Kimbrough, Emily A right good crew, 2009/21
Kinel, Lola Under five eagles, 2005/24
Kinvig, Clifford Churchill’s crusade – the British invasion of Russia, 1918/20, 2010
Kipling, Charlotte Some documentary evidence on woodlands in the vicinity of Windermere (reprinted from the Transactions of the Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society)
Kipling, Rudyard Just so stories, 2000/25
The jungle book, 2012
Klein, David and
King, Mary Louise
Great adventures in small boats, 2001/17
Knight, E. F. Small boat sailing, 2001/18
The Falcon on the Baltic, 2002/21 (ML)
The cruise of the Alerte, 2004/26 (ML)
A desperate voyage, 2005/25
The cruise of the Falcon, 2005/25
Sailing, 2006/23
Knott, Richard End of a Baltic summer (article), 2013
Konig, Imre Chess from Morphy to Botwinnik, 2005/26
Koning, Christina Good reading guide to children’s books, 2002/21
Krappe, Alexander H. The science of folk-lore, 2008/25
Laird, Elizabeth The prince who walked with lions, 2013
Landman, Tanya Buffalo soldier, 2016 (CM)
Lang, Andrew The yellow fairy book, 2003/20

Blue fairy book, 2013

The green fairy book, 2013

The olive fairy book, 2013

Lawrance, Alan and
Kitvel, Toivo
A ‘Saturday settlement’, 2004/27
Lawrence, D. H. Selected essays, 2000/25
Leach, Alice A history of Furness Abbey, 2012
Le Faye, Deirdre Jane Austen’s letters, 2001/19
Lefebure, Molly Cumberland heritage, 2012
Le Gallienne, Richard Attitudes and avowals, 2006/24
Le Toumelin, Jacques-Yves Kurun in the Caribbean, 2004/27 (ML)
Leighton, Clare V. Tempestuous petticoat, 2000/26
Lewis, C. S. The last battle, 2002/22 (CM)
Lewis, David The ship would not travel due west, 2004/28 (ML)
Lewis, Eiluned Dew on the grass, 2008/25
[Lewis, R. Stanley Eighty years of enterprise (Ransome & Rapier), 2004/28]
Lilius, Aleko K. I sailed with Chinese pirates, 2000/26
Lindley, Sir Francis A diplomat off duty, 2003/21
Lingard, Joan Dreams of love and modest glory, 2012
Lingley, Janice M. Secret Water (manuscript), 2008/25
Winter Holiday – Living in a story, (manuscript) 2009/21
Picts & martyrs: translating Kipling’s ‘Regulus’(article),2011The magical topography of The box of delights (article), 2012

Arthur Ransome’s ‘The picts and the martyrs’: translating Kipling’s ‘Regulus’ (article), 2013

Bevis and Arthur Ransome’s Swallowdale (article), 2013

Linklater, Eric Private Angelo, 2001/18
A sociable plover and other conceits, 2002/22
The wind on the moon, 2003/21 (CM)
Linklater, Elizabeth A child under sail, 2010 (ML)
Lively, Penelope Going back, 2000/26
The ghost of Thomas Kempe, 2003/22 (CM)
Oleander, jacaranda, 2012
Lloyd, Marjorie Fell farm holiday, 2009/21
Fell farm for Christmas, 2009/21
Fell farm campers, 2009/21
Lockhart, J. G. The Mary Celeste and other strange tales of the sea, 2007/19 (ML)
Lockhart, Sir Robert Bruce My rod my comfort, 2000/27
Memoirs of a British agent, 2000/27Guns or butter: war countries and peace countries of Europe revisited, 2013

My Scottish youth, 2013

Retreat from glory, 2013

Giants cast long shadows, 2014

Your England, 2014

Lockwood, David (ed.) The battle of Flamborough Head: an eyewitness account…by John Paul Jones’s midshipman Nathaniel Fanning of Connecticut, illustrations by Ian Alasdair Rogers, 2015
Lofting, Hugh Dr. Dolittle and the secret lake, 2002/22
London, Jack The iron heel, 2015
Long, Dwight Sailing all seas in the Idle Hour, 2001/19 (ML)
Loomis, Alfred F. Fair winds in the far Baltic, 2005/26
Lovelock, Julian Ransome’s northern rivers (article in Canals, Rivers + Boats), 2012

Ransome’s southern rivers (article in Canals, Rivers + Boats), 2013

Ransome’s Suffolk (article in Canals, Rivers + Boats), 2013

Lupton, Hugh and Chris Wood The homing stone (CD), 2016
Lupton, Joyce The hill of the ring, 2000/28

The seekers, 2013

The great elm, 2015

Lyon, Elinor The house in hiding, 2009/22
We daren’t go a’hunting, 2010
Macan, T. T. and
Worthington E. B.
Life in Lakes and Rivers, 2002/23
McCaughrean, Geraldine A pack of lies, 2011 (CM)
McDonald, Deborah and Jeremy Dronfield A very dangerous woman: the lives, loves and lies of Russia’s most seductive woman, 2016
Mace, Elisabeth Ransome revisited, 2010
MacGregor, Forbes Robert Louis Stevenson, 2014
MacGregor, John The voyage alone in the yawl Rob Roy, 2005/26 (ML)
McGregor, R. J. The secret of Dead Man’s Cove, 2012
The young detectives, 2012The adventures of Grump, 2013
[Mackail, J. W. The life of William Morris, 2000/28]
McKenney, Ruth The loud red Patrick, 2009/22
Mackenzie, Compton My life and times (Octave four), 2000/29
The old men of the sea, 2000/29
My life and times (Octave three), 2006/24
Mackinnon, A. J. The unlikely voyage of Jack de Crow, 2005/27
Maclean, Fitzroy A person from England and other travellers to Turkestan, 2000/29
Eastern approaches, 2000/30
McMeekin, Sean History’s greatest heist, 2009/23
McMullen, R. T. Down Channel, 2002/24 (ML)
MacRae, Rod Furthest north: an epic adventure rowing the Arctic to a Pole position, 2016
Magorian, Michelle Goodnight Mr. Tom, 2010
Mahy, Margaret The haunting, 2004/29 (CM)
Manchester Guardian, The History of the War, vol. ix – 1919-20, 2012
Manry, Robert Tinkerbelle, 2016
Mansfield, Katherine Collected stories, 2000/30
Manual of seamanship Vol.1 – By authority of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, 2007/20
Mardle, Jonathan Broad Norfolk, 2007/20
Mark, Jan Thunder and Lightnings, 2006/25 (CM)
Handles, 2011(CM)
Marryat, Capt. Frederick Peter Simple, 2002/23
Mr Midshipman Easy, 2003/22
Poor Jack, 2006/25The children of the the New Forest, 2014
Marsh, John and Garbutt, John The Lake counties of one hundred years ago, 2015
Marshall, J. D. Furness and the Industrial Revolution, 2012
Marshall, Pauline Where it all began, 2009/23

The Ransoming: a story from the 1930s, 2013

Martyr, Weston The £200 millionaire, 2001/20 (ML)
The Southseaman, 2006/25 (ML)
Masefield, John The Wanderer (of Liverpool), 2000/30
Sard Harker, 2000/31
The collected poems, 2003/22
A mainsail haul, 2005/27 (ML)
Grace before ploughing, 2009/23
The box of delights, 2010The midnight folk, 2013

In the mill, 2015

New chum, 2015

Salt-water ballads, 2016

Matsushita, Hiroko Critical biography of Arthur Ransome (in Japanese), 2003/23
Maunsell, G. W. The Fisherman’s vade mecum, 2000/31
Mayne, William A grass rope, 2007/20 (CM)
Melville, Herman Moby Dick, 2013
Menzies, Helen Ducks Crossing and the secret shadow, illustrated by Judy Gillett-Ferguson, 2012

Ducks Crossing and Thunderbolt Island, illustrated by Judy Gillett-Ferguson, 2014

Ducks Crossing and the Hungry Dingo, illustrated by Judy Gillett-Ferguson, 2015

Middleton, E. E. The cruise of the Kate, 2001/20 (ML)
Millar, George Oyster river, 2004/29
Millward, Roy and
Adrian Robinson
The Lake District, 2012
Milton, Giles Russian roulette: a deadly game, 2014
Moorehead, Alan The Russian Revolution, 2014
Morgan, Charles The house of Macmillan (1843-1943), 2004/30
Morgan, Geoffrey East Anglia – Its tideways and byways, 2006/26
Morley, Frank Literary Britain, 2000/31
Morpurgo, Michael Alone on a wide, wide sea, 2010

Kensuke’s kingdom, 2014

Morris, William News from nowhere, 2016
Morritt, Major H. E. The constant fisherman, 2005/28
Motion, Andrew Silver: return to Treasure Island, 2013
Mowat, Ralph We didn’t mean to go to sea retold, 2011
Muggeridge, Malcolm Chronicles of wasted time – the green stick (Vol. 1), 2005/28
Mühlenweg, Fritz Big Tiger and Christian, 2009/23
Muhlhauser, G. H. P. The cruise of the Amaryllis, 2007/21 (ML)
Muir, Percy English children’s books 1600-1900, 2014
Muir, Surgeon
Rear-Admiral John
Messing about in boats, 2010
Munro, Neil Para Handy and other tales, 2003/23
Murray, Douglas Bosie, A biography of Lord Alfred Douglas, 2001/20
Nansen, Fridtjof Farthest north, 2002/25
The first crossing of Greenland, 2007/21
National Geographic 1,000 days in the ice (Nansen feature), 2010
Needle, Jan Moby-Dick, 2010
Nesbit, E. The wouldbegoods, 2001/21 (CM)
The railway children, 2014The story of the treasure-seekers, 2016
Ness, Patrick A monster calls, 2013(CM)

Monsters of men, 2013 (CM)

Neville, Sophie Funnily enough, 2014

Ride the wings of the morning: letters to and from Africa, 2014

The secrets of filming Swallows & Amazons, 2015

The making of Swallows & Amazons, 2016

Nevinson, Henry Wood The plea of Pan, 2009/24
Newby, Eric The last grain race, 2002/25 (ML)
Newgrass, Edgar Log of a sea-dog, 2010
Nicholson, Norman The Lakers, 2008/26
Portrait of the Lakes, 2008/26
The Lake District – an anthology, 2009/24
Nicholson, Virginia Among the Bohemians, 2007/21
Nimzowitsch, Aron My system – A chess treatise, 2004/30
Nordhoff, C. and Hall, J. N. Men against the sea, 2003/23
Norton, Mary The borrowers, 2002/26 (CM)
O’Brian Patrick The golden ocean, 2000/32
The unknown shore, 2000/32
Master and Commander, 2000/32
Post Captain, 2005/29
O’Brien, Conor From three yachts, 2008/26 (ML)

Across three oceans, 2016

Ordnance Survey Office Westmorland, Lancashire Sheet XXXVII, S. E. and parts of sheets VIII & IX, (1920), 2014

Westmorland Sheet XXVI N. E., (1920), 2014

Westmorland Sheet XXXVII, N. W. & N. E., Lancashire parts of Sheets V & VIII, (1920), 2014

Osmond, Edward A valley grows up, 2011 (CM)
Owen, Harrison The playwright’s craft, 2005/29
Page, Jim Taylor A field guide to the Lake District and its environs, 2012
Palgrave, Francis Turner Golden treasury, 2001/21
Palmer, W. T. Lake District, 2013

Things seen at the English Lakes, 2013

Palmer, William T. The English Lakes, painted by A. Heaton Cooper, 2011

Old corners in English Lakeland: rambles, scrambles, climbs and sport, 2013

Paxman, Jeremy Fish, fishing and the meaning of life, 2000/33
Payne, Robert The life and death of Lenin, 2000/33
Peacock, Thomas Love Headlong Hall and Nightmare Abbey, 2000/33
Pearce, Philippa Tom’s midnight garden, 2002/26 (CM)

A dog so small, 2013

Pearsall, W. H. and
Winifred Pennington
The Lake District: a landscape history, 2012
Peet, Mal Tamar, 2008/27 (CM)
Pertwee, Roland The islanders, 2005/29
Rough water, 2005/30
Pettigrew, Dulcie Swallows and Amazons explored, 2011
Peyton, K. M. The edge of the cloud, 2007/22 (CM)
Phillips, John Black’s picturesque guide to the English Lakes, 2013
Pictures of the Norfolk Broads 2006/26
Picturesque Norfolk 2006/26
Pidgeon, Harry  Around the world single handed, 2008/27 (ML)
Pitcher, Harvey Witnesses of the Russian Revolution, 2015
Plan of Petrograd with its immediate surroundings 1917, 2015
Plomer, William (ed.) Ardizzone’s Kilvert: selections from the diary of the Rev. Francis Kilvert 1870-79, abridged for children by Elizabeth Divine, illus. by Edward Ardizzone, 2013
Poe, Edgar Allan Tales of mystery. World’s storytellers, ed. by Arthur Ransome, 2012

Tales of mystery and imagination, 2013

Pollard, Justin Secret Britain: the hidden bits of our history, 2015
Polonsky, Rachel Molotov’s magic lantern, 2012
Popham, Hugh and Robin Popham (intro. & ed.) A thirst for the sea: the sailing adventures of Erskine Childers, 2016
Porter, Sheena Nordy Bank, 2011 (CM)
Pratchett, Terry OBE The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, 2005/30 (CM)
Prescott, Dorothy M. The golden book of the year, 2008/27
Preston, Diana A brief history of the boxer rebellion: China’s war on foreigners, 1900, 2015
Price, M. Philips My three revolutions, 2005/30
Price, Susan The ghost drum, 2004/31 (CM)
Books for life, 2005/31
Proctor, Ian Racing dinghy handling, 2009/25
Puleston, Dennis Blue water vagabond, 2002/27 (ML)
Pullman, Philip Northern lights, 2005/31 (CM)
Purves, Libby Regatta, 2011
Pye, Peter Red mains’l, 2007/22 (ML)
The sea is for sailing, 2008/28 (ML)
A sail in a forest, 2010 (ML)
Quaker Books’ The journal of George Fox, 2007/23
William Penn – Founder of Pennsylvania (John W Graham), 2007/23
A book of Quaker saints (L V Hodgkin), 2007/23
A testament of devotion (Thomas R Kelly), 2007/23
Elizabeth Fry (Georgina King Lewis), 2007/23
Queen, Ellery The four of hearts, 2007/23
Quiller-Couch, Sir Arthur On the art of reading, 2013

On the art of writing, 2013

Rabelais, François The heroic deeds of Gargantua and Pantagruel, 2000/34
Radzinsky, Edvard Rasputin, 2012

The last Tsar: the life and death of Nicholas II, 2015

Raistrick, Arthur Quakers in science and industry, 2013
Rand, Gloria Sailing home: a story of a childhood at sea. Illustrated by Ted Rand. 2015
Ransome, Arthur Bohemia in London, 2000/34
[Edgar Allan Poe, 2000/35]
The book of love, 2000/35
Oscar Wilde, 2000/35
Blue treacle, 2000/36
Six weeks in Russia and the crisis in Russia, 2000/36
Het onbewoonde eiland, 2000/36
Rod and line, 2000/37
Mainly about fishing, 2000/37
Stories by Chateaubriand, 2001/22
A history of story-telling, 2001/22
The hoofmarks of the faun, 2001/22
Portraits and speculations, 2001/23
Aladdin in rhyme, 2001/23
The soldier and death, 2001/23
Racundra‘s first cruise, 2001/24 (ML)
Swallows & Amazons – 33 rpm record, 2001/24
Voice tapes – BBC recordings, 2001/24
Boj o Ostrov, 2001/25
Klub Lysek, 2001/25
Záhadné Vody, 2001/25
The autobiography in Japanese, 2001/25
The book of friendship, 2002/27
Cuentos rusos del abuelo Pedro, 2002/28
The French collection, 2002/28
Hirondelles et Amazones, 2002/28
Hirondelles dans la neige, 2002/29
The Spanish ladie (originally Stories by Cervantes), 2003/24
Old Peter’s Russian Tales, 2003/24
A night in the Luxembourg (Rémy de Gourmont), 2003/25
A week (Iury Libedinsky), 2003/25
Drawn at a venture, 2003/26
Der Kampf um die Insel, 2003/26
Boj o Ostrov, 2003/26
Kapten John Gar Till Sjöss, 2003/27
Svalans Dal, 2003/27
Die unfreiwillige Seefahrt, 2003/27
Velká Severní?, 2003/27
Stories by the Essayists (ed.), 2004/31
Stories by Mérimée (ed.), 2004/31
‘Racundra’ Esimene Merereis, 2004/32
Ransome on crime, 2004/32
Peter Duck, 2004/32
Le Vallon des Hirondelles, 2004/32
Weihnachtsferien, 2004/33
Im Schwalbental, 2004/33
Titkos-Tenger, 2004/33
Coots in the North and other stories, 2004/33
The souls of the streets and other little papers, 2005/32
Pond and stream, 2005/32
Stories by Daudet and Coppée, 2005/32
Stories by Gautier, 2005/33
Stories by Hoffmann, 2005/33The Chinese puzzle, 2005/33
Seerauberkonigin (ML in German), 2005/33
Swallows and Amazons in Chinese, 2005/34
The unknown masterpiece – stories by Balzac (ed.), 2006/27
S & A (USA), 2006/27
Swallowdale (USA), 2006/28
Coot Club (USA), 2006/28
Bezdeligu un amazonu piedzivojumi, 2006/28
Nechteli jsme na more, 2006/29
The fisherman’s library, 2006/29
Bohemia in London – original proofs, 2007/24
The souls of the streets and other little papers, 2007/25
Rusija 1919 Metais, 2007/25
Swallowdale (Webb), 2007/25
Peter Duck (USA), 2007/25
Swallows and Amazons (Webb), 2007/25
Pigeon Post (USA), 2007/25
Holubi Posta, 2007/26
Trosecnici z Vlastorsky, 2007/26
Kad Jelgava Bija Buras, 2007/26
Art for life’s sake (The English Review), 2008/28
Radek and Ransome on Russia, 2008/28
Zamrzla lod Kapitana Flinta (Winter Holiday in Czech), 2008/27
A child’s book of the seasons, 2009/25
A child’s book of the garden, 2009/25
Pond and stream, 2009/25
The shepherd’s pipe, (Colour) 2009/26
The autobiography, 2009/26
Piklové a mučedníce, 2009/26
Before a peak in Darien, 2009/27
The war of the birds and the beasts, 2010
S&A records for the blind, 2010
Tontimundo y el barco volador, 2010
The fool of the world and the flying ship (Caldecott Medal edition), 2010

Autobiography (p’back), 2011

Bohemia in London (U.S. ed.), 2011

Favourite Russian fairy tales, 2011

Little daughter of the snow, 2011

Pigeon post (illus. Mary E. Shepard), 2012

Racundra’s first cruise (intro. & comp. Brian Hammett), 2012
Winter holiday (Japanese trans.) 2 vols., 2012

The big six (video), 2014

Coot Club (video), 2014

Great Northern?, 2014

Missee Lee, 2014

Oscar Wilde, 1st ed., 2014

Peter Duck, 2014

The picts and the martyrs, 2014

Racundra’s first cruise, Penguin ed., 2014

Racundra’s first cruise, 3rd ed., Travellers’ Library

Secret water, 2014

‘The uncle and the faeries’ in The dream garden, ed. Netta Syrett, 2014

Rod and line (DVD), 2015

Swallows and Amazons abridged edition created to teach Russian teachers English, 2015

Swallows and Amazons, The Childrens’ Golden Library series, 2015

Swallows & Amazons (DVD), 2015

Swallows and Amazons, first and only cheap edition, 2015

Swallows and Amazons, first edition, 2015

Swallows and Amazons, in Russian, 2015

The Big Six (USA edition), 2016

In Soveten Rusland in 1919 (Russia in 1919 in Yiddish), 2016

The Picts and the martyrs (USA edition), 2016

The Picts and the martyrs (in Japanese), 2016

Secret Water (USA edition), 2016

Winter holiday (USA edition), 2016

Ransome, Cyril [A handbook of English political history, 2000/37]
[A short history of England, 2000/38]
[Elementary history of England, 2000/38]
[Our colonies and India, 2000/38]
[Short studies of Shakespeare’s plots, 2000/38]
History of England, (2 vols.) 2005/34
Ratcliffe, Dorothy Una Dale courtin’, 2009/27
Ratcliffe, Margaret Genetic building blocks: the forebears of Arthur Ransome, 2013

Sur les traces d’Arthur: Arthur Ransome in Paris, 2013

Ratcliffe, Margaret, ed. Collecting our thoughts, 2016
Rawnsley, H. D. and Bakewell, Thomas, eds. Jenkinson’s practical guide to the English Lake District, ninth edition, 2015
Reed, John Ten days that shook the world, 2001/26
Reed, Talbot Baines The cockhouse at Fellsgarth, 2015

The fifth form at St Dominic’s, 2015

Rees, David The Exeter blitz, 2010 (CM)
Reeve, Philip  Here lies Arthur, 2010 (CM)
Regler, Gustav The owl of Minerva, 2000/39
Reinfeld, Fred A treasury of British chess masterpieces, 2005/34
Keres’ best games of chess (ed.), 2006/29
Reynolds, Barbara Dorothy L. Sayers: her life and soul, 2013
Reynolds, Clifton Sailing small waters, 2009/28
Reynolds, E. E. “Josh” Nansen, 2005/35
Reynolds, Henry Senorita, 2004/33
Rice, H. A. L. Lake Country portraits, 2012
Ridley, Aaron R G Collingwood, 2009/28
Riesenberg, Felix Cape Horn, 2003/28
Roach, Peter  Voyage in a barquentine, 2010 (ML)
Roberts, Bob Rough and tumble, 2002/29
Robertson, Terence  Walker R N, 2010
Robinson, W. A. Deep water and shoal, 2002/30 (ML)
Rolland, Deborah Beatrix Potter in Scotland, 2015
Rollinson, William Life and tradition in the Lake District, 2009/28
A history of man in the Lake District, 2012
Rollinson, William, ed. A tour in the Lakes 1797 by William Gell, 2000
Rooke, Dennis Let’s be broad-minded!, 2007/26
Rosoff, Meg Just in case, 2008/29 (CM)
Rousseau, J. J. Émile, 2000/39
Rowling, Marjorie The folklore of the Lake District, 2011
Royal Cruising Club Journal 1993 Roving commissions 34, 2010
Rushworth-Lund, Anthony By way of the golden isles, 2013
Ruskin, John Praeterita, 2000/39
The crown of wild olive, 2012
Russian cities and towns on picture postcards of the late 19thearly 20th centuries (in Russian) 2015
Rutherford, Iain W. At the tiller, 2009/29
Sabatini, Rafael The sea hawk, 2001/26
Sabberton, Stan Waiting for the four o’clock sun, 2011
Sailing Tours (Essex and Suffolk) 2006
Salisbury, Gay and
Salisbury, Laney
The cruellest miles, 2009/29
Salkey, Andrew Anancy’s score, 2006/30
Sandars, Edmund A bird book for the pocket, 2014
Saville, Malcolm Mystery at Witchend, 2010
The secret of Grey Walls, 2010The neglected mountain, 2012

Sea Witch comes home, 2012
Wings over Witchend, 2012

Not scarlet but gold, 2014

The secret of the gorge, 2014

Sayers, Dorothy L. Whose body?, 2003/28
The five red herrings, 2003/29
Strong poison, 2012Gaudy night, 2013

Have his carcase, 2013

Sayers, Dorothy L. and
Jill Paton Walsh
Thrones, dominations, 2013
Scott, Michael Tom Cringle’s log, 2007/26
Scott, C.P. Making of the Manchester Guardian – Essays, 2005/20
Sedgwick, Marcus Blood red snow white, 2012
Seton, Ernest Thompson Two little savages, 2010
Severn, David Waggon for five, 2007/27
The cruise of the Maiden Castle, 2007/27Ponies and poachers, 2015
Shaw, Bernard The intelligent woman’s guide to Socialism, Capitalism, Sovietism & Fascism, 2000/40
Man and superman, 2000/40
Shelley, Hugh Monograph of Arthur Ransome, 2002/30
Monograph of AR (Amazon Publications), 2008/29
Sheppard, “Daredevil” Dick My wild youth in Gloucestershire, 2014
Sherlock, Philip Anansi the spider man, 2002/31
Sherwood, Martyn, RN The voyage of Tai-Mo-Shan, 2004/34 (ML)
Sherwood, Mrs. The Fairchild family, 2006/30
Shiel, M. P. The purple cloud, 2015
Sinclair, Catherine Holiday house, 2003/29
Size, Nicholas The secret valley, 2002/31
Skae, Hilda Hiawatha (retold), 2013
Skorodenko, V. A. (comp.) English writers on the land of the Soviets (in Russian), 2015
Slightly Foxed  Various, including Jim Ring’s ‘S & As for ever!’, 2010
Slocum, Captain Joshua Sailing alone around the world, 2000/41, 2001/27, 2002/31
Smart, Christopher Jubilate agno, 2009/29
Smeeton, Miles Once is enough, 2003/29 (ML)
Smith, Janet Adam Henry James and Robert Louis Stevenson, 2000/41
Smith, Kenneth Early prints of the Lake District, 2009/30
Smith, Roly Lake District: a pocket album, 2014
Smollett, Tobias Humphry Clinker, 2000/42
Smythe, Frank S. The Kanchenjunga adventure, 2004/34
Snow, C. P. Death under sail, 2014
Southall, Ivan Josh, 2008/29 (CM)
Sparks, Jon Arthur Ransome’s Lake District, 2015
Spence, Eleanor The summer in between, 2015
Spencer, Chas. L. Knots, splices and fancy work, 2000/42
Stannard, David Broader Norfolk, 2007/27
Fishing up the moon, 2008/30
Step, Edward Wayside and woodland trees, 2014

Animal life of the British Isles: a pocket guide to the mammals, reptiles and batrachians of wayside and woodland, 2015

Wayside and woodland blossoms: a pocket guide to British wild-flowers for the country rambler. New edition, 2015

Stevenson, R. L. Catriona, 2000/43
The black arrow, 2000/43
The works of Robert Louis Stevenson (26 volumes), 2001/27
A child’s garden of verses, 2004/3
Streatfeild, Noel Ballet shoes, 2000/44
The circus is coming, 2003/30 (CM)
Street, Sean The Dymock poets, 2000/43
Sukhanov, N N The Russian revolution 1917 – a personal record, 2010
Sullivan, Charles Dancing in the wind, 2004/35
Sutcliff, Rosemary The lantern bearers, 2004/36
Swift, Jonathan [1667-1745] A tale of a tub, the battle of the books, and other satires, 2000/44
Swift, Jonathan Arthur Ransome on fishing, 2012
Swindells, Robert  Stone cold, 2010 (CM)
Symons, Arthur Poems vol.1, 2012
Synge, John Millington The Aran islands, 2016
Tagore, Rabindranath Sadhana, 2009/30
Tambs, Erling The cruise of the Teddy, 2002/32 (ML)
TARS Publications All editions of Mixed Moss now held (2013)

All editions of the Literary weekend transactions now held (2013)

Arthur Ransome and the Japanese connections, 2012
The Semaphore code, 2012

Taylor, E. G. R. The haven-finding art, 2004/37
Taylor, Neil Estonia: the Bradt travel guide, 2nd ed., 2013
Tew, Helen Transatlantic at last, 2016
Thackeray, W. M. The rose and the ring, 2000/45
Thomas, Edward Selected poems, ed. by Matthew Hollis, 2013
Thomas, R. George Edward Thomas – letters to Gordon Bottomley, 2005/36
Thompson, Bruce The Lake District and the National Trust, 2011
Thompson, Robert Ransome’s foreign legion, 2010
Tillinghast, Ellen C. Tillinghast portfolio, 2002/32
Tillotson, Kathleen The tale and the teller, 2015
Tilman, H. W. Mischief Goes south, 2004/37
Mischief among the penguins, 2006/31 (ML)
Tolkien, J. R. R. The hobbit or there and back again, 2014
Tomlinson, H. M.  Gallions reach, 2010 (ML)
Townend, Matthew The Vikings and Victorian Lakeland, 2011
Townsend, John Rowe Written for children, 2006/31
Treadgold, Mary We couldn’t leave Dinah, 2002/33 (CM)
Trease, Geoffrey No boats on Bannermere, 2012
The white nights of St. Petersburg, 2012Black Banner abroad, 2013

The gates of Bannerdale, 2013

Under Black Banner, 2014

Trollope, Anthony The small house at Allington, 2001/28
Tucker, Jon Snow Petrel, 2015

Those eco-pirate kids, 2015

Those Snake Island kids, 2015

Tucker, Matt Snow petrel’ (DVD), 2015
Turner, Philip The Grange at High Force, 2010 (CM)
War on the Darnel, 2011
Underhill, Harold A. Sailing ships and rigging, 2005/36
Upfield, Arthur Wind of evil, 2008/30
van Vechten, Carl The tiger in the house, 2009/31
Vermeulen, M. J. Adventures of the islanders, 2011
Verne, Jules Around the world in 80 days, 2013

A journey to the center of the earth, 2013

The green ray, 2014

Vernon, Father, SDC The heart of religion, 2012
Villiers, Alan J.  Stormalong, 2010
Violet, Charles Solitary journey, 2011 (ML)
Vipont, Elfrida The lark on the wing, 2011 (CM)
The lark in the morn, 2011
Von Armin, Elizabeth Elizabeth and her German garden, 2015
Von Heidenstam, Carl Gustav Verner The Charles men (2 vols.) (269 and 296pp.), 2008/31
Voss, J. C.  Venturesome voyages, 2008/31 (ML)
Wainwright, A. A pictorial guide to the Lakeland Fells, Book Four, The Southern Fells, 2012
Wakefield, Dick The Collingwoods at Lanehead, 2003/31
Walpole, Hugh Mr Perrin and Mr Traill, 2014

The dark forest, 2015

Walton, Izaak The compleat angler, 2000/45
Wardale, Roger Nancy Blackett under sail with Arthur Ransome, 2003/31
Arthur Ransome’s Lakeland, 2005/36
Ransome the artist, 2006/32Arthur Ransome: master storyteller, 2011

Arthur Ransome and the world of Swallows and Amazons, 2012

Arthur Ransome’s East Anglia, 2012
Arthur Ransome’s Lakeland, 2012

Arthur Ransome on the Broads, 2015

Wardale, Roger (ed.) Ransome at sea, 2011
Ward Lock & Co. A pictorial guide to the Lake District, from Carnforth to Penrith and from Shap to the Furness coast, 10th ed. rev., 2013
Warner, Oliver Captain Marryatt, a rediscovery, 2002/33
Watson, Victor Reading Series fiction – from Arthur Ransome to Gene Kemp, 2002/34
Welch, Ronald Knight Crusader, 2011 (CM)
Wells, H. G. The World of William Clissold, 2003/32
Welsh, Mary A fourth naturalist’s guide to Lakeland waterfalls throughout the year, 2009/31
Westall, Robert The machine-gunners, 2001/29 (CM)
Scarecrows, 2006/32 (CM)
Whitehouse, John Howard Ruskin the painter and his works at Bembridge (plus plates), 2008/31
Whittle, Tyler Castle Lizard, 2007/29

The runners of Orford, 2015

Whymper, Edward The ascent of the Matterhorn, 2015
Wightman, Frank A. The wind is free, 2001/29 (ML)
Wylo sails again, 2010 (ML)
Wilberforce, William Journey to the Lake District from Cambridge 1779, 2009/31
Wild, Rev. H. Holiday walks in the north-countree, 2013
Wilde, Oscar The picture of Dorian Gray, 2002/34
Willett, Marcia Postcards from the past, 2015
Williams-Ellis, Amabel The tragedy of John Ruskin, 2002/35
Williamson, Henry Tarka the otter, 2015
Willis, Peter Ransome’s Lakes revisited (article), 2012
Wilson, John The birds of Morecambe Bay, 2011
Winder, Simon (ed.) Sea longing (compilation), 2010
Wodehouse, P. G. The luck of the Bodkins, 2000/46
The heart of a goof, 2000/46
A damsel in distress, 2000/46Money in the bank, 2012
Uneasy money, 2012
Wood, Rev. J. G. The common objects of the country, 2015
Wood, Nick We didn’t mean to go to sea adapted for the stage, 2011
Wotton, Joy and Smith, Nicky The book of days, 2004/37
Wotton, Joy, Rosemary Auchmuty, Sue Biggs and
Sally Phillips (eds)
Children’s series fiction, 2005/37
Wouk, Herman The Caine mutiny, 2001/29
Yonge, Charlotte M. The Lances of Lynwood, 2000/46
Ziegler, Philip Rupert Hart-Davis: man of letters, 2005/37
Zinovieff, Sofka Red princess, 2012

TARS Library

Dedicated to the memory of Brigit Sanders, First President of TARS

TARS Library

In the TARS’ Library

Special Collections in the Pollak Library at the University of Southern California at Fullerton bought Arthur Ransome’s library on his death and the booksellers’ extensive lists from this time, with many thousands of titles, provided the basis of our knowledge of the books which AR had read and retained at the time of his death. In addition, his widow, Evgenia, had donated to Abbot Hall those volumes of which AR was said to be especially fond and these too have been listed.

About the Library

    • A lending library for TARS members
    • Originally set up under the banner Read as Ransome Read, the Library’s collection has expanded in response to suggestions.
    • Books are acquired in three ways; by purchase, donation or on long-term loan.
    • Every year around 50 new titles are added to the collection.

The Library, listing and Samples

Index of Books

The Siege At Peking

The First Mate’s Log

  • Catalogues were produced for the first 10 years of the Library’s existence but they have now been discontinued. Each Catalogue entry had a brief description of the item, supplemented by a biographical sketch of the author and notes on the Ransome connection.
  • In some cases, where Ransome made notes in his own copy of a book, a copy of these notes is available when the book is borrowed.
  • The S & A series is well represented with an ever growing range of foreign editions.
  • Carnegie Medal winners since Pigeon Post are similarly increasing every year as is the collection of Mariners’ Library titles.
  • There is now an Index of titles available for borrowing, referenced by Catalogue year  (where applicable) and page entry number.
  • A more recent innovation has been the inclusion of an audio-visual section with items from programmes featuring AR and archival TARS’ activities (AGMs and Lit W/Es etc.)
  • The Library has a list of ‘wants’ each year and many gaps are filled by kind donations.
  • The Library is proud to have been the catalyst for many fresh essays on AR which have appeared as Introductory Features in each Catalogue. For a sample, read The First Mate’s Log by Tim Johns.
  • Tim Johns also gathered and presented for the Library numerous themed portfolios of AR’s magazine and newspaper writings which have proven particularly popular.

Those wishing to use the TARS LIbrary must be members of TARS.

For further details, contact Winifred Wilson.